MBBS, M.Sc., PhD.
Assistant Professor

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,
King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh, National Guard Health Affairs, Mail Code: 3127,
P. O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Tel: +(966-11-) 42-95350

 

Profile

Currently Dr. Amir Abushouk is working as assistant professor of Physiology at Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences (Riyadh) since April 2010. Dr. Amir got his MBBS from the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Sudan in 1995. He worked on different clinical positions in several hospitals in the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health.
He joined Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum in September 1997 as Teaching assistant and engaged in master program, and successfully completed MSc Physiology in 2000. He received DAAD research fellowship for PhD in Germany, and worked as PhD scholar in the Department of Pathophysiology at Martin Luther University Halle (October 2003-March 2007). After completing PhD in 2007, he joined University of Khartoum as assistant professor of Physiology.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching Physiology in College of Medicine at KSAU-Hs.
  • Supervision of undergraduate students’ research in College of Medicine, KSAU-HS.
  • Basic Medical Sciences Co-Coordinator for different blocks.
  • PBL tutor for various blocks.
  • Academic and administrative activates:
    - Member of competency based assessment committee, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA.
    - Member of COM Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Unit, COM-R, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
    - Member of Learning Resources Committee in College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
    - Member in the taskforce for revision of various blocks in phase II curriculum in College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2013- Present).

Education

• PhD. Physiology, Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany, 2007.
• DSH German language certificate, interDAF- Leipzig, Germany, 2004.
• MSc. Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, 2000.
• M.B.B.S. Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1995.


Clinical Service

• Nov. 1995 – Aug. 1997: House officer, Federal Ministry of health, Sudan.
• Sep.1997- Mar.1998: Medical Officer, Ibrahim Mallik Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.

Honors/Awards

• DAAD fellowship research for PhD in Germany (October 2003-March 2007)
• Scholarship from Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research (Sudan) for the MSc studies in Khartoum University (Sudan).

Memberships

• Member of Sudan Doctors Union.
• Registered member of Sudan Medical Council.
• Member of Sudan Physiological Science Society.
• Membership of the American Physiological Society (APS).

Research Focus

My interest includes cardiovascular Physiology with special interest in apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction in aging cardriomyocytes and other tissues.

Publications

  1. Susanne Rohrbach, Bernd Niemann, Amir M. A. Abushouk, Juergen Holtz. Caloric restriction and mitochondrial function in the aging myocardium. Exp. Gerontology 41 (2006) 525-531.
  2. Dera, H. A., Abushouk, A. (2015). Protective Effect of Resveratrol Against Aluminium Chloride (ALCL3) Induced Testicular Damage in Rats Entails Inhibition of Intrinsic Apoptotic Pathway. Science of Advanced Materials, 7(2), 384-395.